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Tomorrow is Roald Dahl Day so we thought we’d celebrate with a glimp * at some of our favourite facts about this particular human bean *. Plus, if you’re feeling a bit biffsquiggled * about how to avoid the lost property box at school, we’ll explain how our splendiferous * school name labels can get all your children’s school stuff labelled in a mintick *.
* Glimp = peek, Human Bean = human being, Biffsquiggled = confused or puzzled, Splendiferous = splendid, Mintick = minute.
Stikins School Name Labels Presents…Our Favourite Facts About Roald Dahl
- Roald Dahl invented hundreds of words – many for The BFG. He called this language “Gobblefunk”.
- A Roald Dahl Dictionary was released to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth (13th September 1916).
- Dahl was born in Llandaff, Wales; his parents were from Norway and his first language was Norwegian.
- Roald Dahl wrote seventeen children’s stories. He also wrote adult fiction, poetry, film scripts, television scripts, theatre scripts, and non-fiction titles including three autobiographies and a cookery book.
- Dahl never learned how to type; he wrote all his stories using HB pencils. He would often write sitting in a battered old armchair in his “writing hut” – a shed at the bottom of his garden (inspired by that of Dylan Thomas). In order to remain undisturbed, he told his children that there were ferocious wolves waiting within…
- He would write from 10am to 12pm and then 4pm to 6pm every day.
- Over 250 millions copies of Dahl’s books have sold worldwide in dozens of languages. Not bad work for someone who received a report from an English teacher saying: "I have never met anybody who so persistently writes words meaning the exact opposite of what is intended."
- He was a fighter pilot in World War II (and survived a nasty crash landing in the desert). He later became a spy and worked alongside Ian Fleming – the creator of James Bond. Dahl wrote two screenplays for works by Fleming; the Bond film You Only Live Twice and the children’s film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
- He also made a number of contributions to medicine. His daughter Olivia died of measles encephalitis in 1962, which led Dahl to publish a book on measles and to become a strong advocate for immunisation. In 1960, a taxicab struck the baby carriage carrying Dahl’s four month old son, Theo. Theo suffered from hydrocephalus, which is a build up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain. Dahl worked with hydraulic engineer Stanley Wade and neurosurgeon Kenneth Till to create the Wade-Dahl-Till valve; a shunt designed to allow excess CSF to drain away safely.
- Many of his characters were based on people or things from real life. The grandmother from The Witches was said to be inspired by his mother, while Sophie from The BFG was named after his granddaughter. The Gremlins was inspired by his time in the Royal Air Force, while Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was inspired by his boarding school, which received new chocolate bars from Cadburys for the boys to test.
- In 1971, he received a letter from a real Willy Wonka – a postman from Nebraska.
- He was buried with some of his favourite things, including snooker cues, some very good burgundy, chocolates, HB pencils, and a power saw.
Stikins School Name Labels Presents…A Quick & Easy Way To Label All Your Children’s School Gear
We designed Stikins to provide a quick and simple labelling solution for busy families. You can use one pack of our multipurpose school name labels to label school uniform, kit and equipment, and all the other essentials that your children won’t go to school without.
Stikins are perfect school uniform labels. Our unique adhesive allows them to stick firmly onto the wash-care label of all of your children’s school uniform. From jumpers and cardigans, polos and shirts, shorts and skirts, to P.E. kit, coats and blazers, and even gloves, hats, and scarves.
You can also label up all of their shoes. This includes everyday shoes, P.E. trainers, and the ever-obligatory pumps and plimsolls. Apply them onto the side wall or beneath the tongue. If you stick shoe labels beneath the foot, the print will bed rubbed away.
You can also label lunch boxes and water bottles, along with kit required for P.E. lessons, sports clubs, and performing arts clubs. Not to mention the little extras that your children just won’t leave at home.
School environments are busy places and a lot of school gear all looks the same. Avoid the terrible journey to the lost property box by using our simple stick on name labels to ensure all your children’s gear makes it safely to school and back again – day after day, all year round.
Order Stikins School Name Labels Today
It’s as easy to order Stikins as it is to apply them. Simply head to www.stikins.co.uk to place an order at any time. Alternatively, give our friendly team of human beans a call during business hours (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday) to order by phone. If you like, you can also pop an order form in the post!
We print school name labels every day, Monday to Friday, up to 3pm. This means we despatch orders same or next working day. We use Royal Mail’s first class service as our standard shipping option. Most first class mail arrives the next day but can take longer. If you need your name labels to arrive quickly, we recommend upgrading to our next day delivery option. This costs £6.30 and guarantees that your order will arrive by 1pm on the next working day.